Principal Nurse Manager Emma on her journey from general practice to ECC
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by Bill Gibb
1w ago
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Head nurse Claire’s work ‘lets her get stuck in and make a difference’
Vets Now
by Bill Gibb
1w ago
Globetrotting Claire found the job satisfaction she was looking for at Vets Now Gillingham Claire Howell RVN CertVNECC Ncert (TMedNsg) is principal nurse manager at Vets Now’s Gillingham clinic. Claire will mark a milestone 25 years as a vet nurse in 2025, including early days doing work for charities in Thailand, Botswana and the Caribbean. Throughout her career with Vets Now, Claire has always looked to further her nursing skills, enhance her knowledge and progress her career. Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month 2024, which runs throughout May, focuses on progression and Claire tells of her l ..read more
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Working nights and out of hours: 18 top tips to help you make the most of it
Vets Now
by Iain Harrison
1w ago
Our advice on how to work night shifts and stay healthy   1. Good quality sleep is vital It may sound obvious but from the outset, working nights will mean you need to sleep during the day.  As everyone knows, sleep is vital for maintaining health and wellbeing. We tend to function less well when we don’t get enough good quality sleep (reaching REM).  Not getting enough sleep, or only getting poor quality sleep (not reaching REM), can lead to lack of concentration, poor decision making, changes in mood and even health problems, including reduced immunity. In a nutshell, make sur ..read more
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Nurse wins bursary in memory of inspirational RVN
Vets Now
by Karen Philip
3w ago
Vets Now’s Carrissa Gray, an RVN who works at an emergency and critical care clinic in Macclesfield has become the fifth winner of a bursary in memory of legendary vet nurse Louise O’Dwyer. Carrissa was named the bursary winner at a dinner at the UK’s sole dedicated emergency and critical care (ECC) Congress for the vet professions, where around 900 vets and nurses gathered in Leeds last week. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the 2023 Congress organised by Vets Now, offered up to 75 hours of CPD to any veterinary professionals looking to enhance their ECC skills and knowledge. A new ..read more
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Life’s just one big learning curve for our senior emergency vet Anneka
Vets Now
by Iain Harrison
3w ago
Our aim at Vets Now is to ensure we offer career progression opportunities and continuing professional development for all of our people. One vet who has taken advantage of our enhanced continuous development package is Anneka Phillips, senior vet in Bristol. We caught up with Anneka to find out how she is benefiting from the learning culture at Vets Now. For many veterinary graduates, the first year working in a first-opinion practice usually follows the same pattern. “Everything is new, you’re on a steep learning curve, and then it plateaus,” explains Anneka Phillips, senior vet in ..read more
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From pharmacy to ECC: Siobhan’s AdvantEdge path
Vets Now
by Karen Philip
2M ago
Siobhan Casey took a bit of a scenic route to vet emergency care—swapping pharmacy for the fast-paced world of ECC. With a rich background, including a stint at the PDSA, she eventually found her calling at Vets Now. Diving into Vets Now’s AdvantEdge program, she leveled up her skills in ultrasound and tackled overnight emergencies head-on. We caught up with Siobhan to learn more about shifting gears into ECC.   Tell us a little about your career so far. I always wanted to become a vet but didn’t have the grades when I initially went to uni. My first degree was in pharmacy – which was fin ..read more
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Mollie’s leap into ECC: From new grad to AdvantEdge
Vets Now
by Karen Philip
2M ago
Starting her vet journey in the whirlwind of 2020, Mollie Bailey-Sale dived right into the deep end at a not-for-profit clinic. From locuming adventures to a Uni of Bristol stint, she’s found her groove in emergency care at Vets Now. Her AdvantEdge experience? A blend of hands-on sessions, invaluable online learning, and finding a second family in her colleagues. We caught up with Mollie to discuss her ECC journey.   Tell us a little about your career so far. I graduated in 2020, which proved an interesting start to my career. I worked at a small animal not-for-profit vet in the Midlands ..read more
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From mixed practice to ECC: Amelia’s AdvantEdge adventure
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by Karen Philip
2M ago
Amelia Rashid’s veterinary career began with a solid foundation in mixed practice in Newcastle, fresh off her graduation from Liverpool in 2020. Her path took an adventurous turn towards locum work to fuel her travel passions, leading her unexpectedly into the fast-paced world of Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) with Vets Now. We caught up with Amelia to understand her ECC career development through our AdvantEdge program.   Tell us a little about your career so far. I graduated from Liverpool in 2020, and then my first job was in a busy mixed practice in Newcastle. I did small animals a ..read more
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Q&A with Paula Bartolome, Surgical Intern at Vets Now Glasgow
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by Martin Merifield
2M ago
Vets Now Glasgow is proud to contribute to developing the next generation of surgeons and play a crucial role in shaping the future of specialist clinicians in referral veterinary medicine. In our recent conversation with Paula Bartolome, our Surgical Intern, we delved into her experiences and gained insights into her placement at Vets Now Glasgow.   Paula, you have been in post for seven months now. Let’s talk about you and your time at our hospital.  Can you tell me a little about your background and what inspired you to pursue a career in veterinary medicine? Growing up, my dad, a ..read more
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Vets Now’s new ‘Enhancing the Nurse Role’ programme
Vets Now
by Kenny Diamond
3M ago
Vets Now enlists over 200 RVNs on its new ‘Enhancing the Nurse Role’ programme Vets Now’s new Enhancing the Nurse Role programme has taken a major step forward with the completion of an innovative simulation-based pilot training project. Following the pilot over 200 Vets Now nurses from its emergency clinics across the country have now signed up to the training, which is set to transform the client and patient experience in the UK’s leading emergency and out-of-hours provider. The ambitious project comes as the RCVS Under Care review changes swing into practice. “Nurses are trained to do so ma ..read more
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